Tucked away in the rolling hills of Westlake Village, North Ranch Country Club is well known for its beautiful homes and challenging golf courses. Many are surprised to learn the Club is also home to one of the top-rated tennis facilities in Southern California.
Senior Concerns’ 31st Annual Ultimate Dining Experience Gala, “Hot Miami Nights” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza showcases some of the region’s best wineries and culinary creations of fine dining restaurants and caterers from the Conejo Valley. Guests enjoy chef’s samplings and wine tasting in the Hyatt garden, along with a silent auction before moving into the ballroom for a three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairing, a live auction, music and dancing. Proceeds benefit Senior Concerns’ programs, including Meals on Wheels. Get your tickets now; this event is sure to sell out! SeniorConcerns.org
Deliteful Low-Carb Restaurant and Bar celebrated its opening at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. Deliteful specializes in healthy food “made with love.” Photography Ben Malkin
Conejo Valley Lifestyle is, as we regularly state, a community magazine. I thought it would be a good idea to pay a visit to what we mean by that simple statement. Why? Because there are so many divisive issues in national politics today and violence seems to dominate every news cycle. I came of age during the turbulent ‘60s and ‘70s, but some of this turmoil seems even greater than it was back then.
Giving to someone else can be your best medicine. There are so many ways to give back. Money isn’t the only way to support your community. You can donate your time and expertise as well. The important thing is to find the best way to incorporate charity into your life.
The good news is that the brain is plastic. Plasticity, or neuroplasticity, is the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences. Brain degeneration is not inevitable. You can reinvigorate, protect and maintain your brain. This requires that you “clean up your act” by removing toxins, supply your brain with essential nutrients and oxygen and enjoy a therapeutic lifestyle.
The light is green… you go. It turns red… you stop. Pretty simple. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a “red light, green light” indicator for your stocks?
While no indicator is perfect, I have found moving averages to be pretty good. Moving averages are not predictive. Instead, they help you determine—after the fact—a stock’s trend.
Pristine and picturesque, the Sherwood Country Club sits nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, serving as a premier golf and gathering site for several hundred members. Its world-class golf course has hosted nationally ranked players and professional tournaments, including the PGA TOUR, and its grounds have been the setting for movies, including “Tarzan,” “Birth of a Nation,” “Robin Hood” and “Bridesmaids.”
When I wrote about dining out a year ago, I made it a point to let our readers know that Conejo Valley Lifestyle would only accept advertisement from restaurants that we would recommend to friends and family. That still holds true.
I am a royal pain when it comes to being satisfied when dining out. Being a pretty good “home chef,” I am very reluctant to pay $100 to $200 or more in a so-called “fine dining” restaurant that serves mediocre food in a noisy room backed by subpar service. In fact, I rarely dine out unless I am traveling and have no other choice. Frankly, I’d rather eat a cheesesteak sandwich for dinner in Philly than get ripped off because there is a white tablecloth in front of me. We no longer go out to steakhouses because I can do better on my backyard Broil King. It’s easy. The steaks at Gelson’s or Whole Foods are better quality than what most restaurants serve.
As the Team Lead of a top-rated real estate firm in Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, I am often asked for details about home buying and selling. The Morton Team International answers some of the most common questions about buying and selling homes.
The Conejo Valley enjoys a wealth of local artistic talent from all genres. While some artists push the envelope of creativity, often with great fanfare, others quietly go about their endeavors, adding beauty and brightness to our world.
Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid” delighted audiences of all ages with its colorful cast and full professional orchestra. Through its Beyond the Footlights program, CMT treated Ventura County Boys & Girls Club members to an extraordinary musical theater experience. Photography Ben Malkin
Dozens of local artists will display their extraordinary talents at the 13th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival Sept. 17-18. The two-day event features some 25 live musical, dance and theatrical performances on two stages, along with the artistic creations of more than 60 area artists working in various mediums, including oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, photography and digitally created works. Children will enjoy hands-on art experiences, such as getting pointers on painting, music, dance and more.